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File:Royal Society entrance.jpg|thumb|right|The entrance to the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace, London '''The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge''',[ The formal title as adopted in the royal charter.] commonly known as the '''Royal Society''', is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence. Founded in November 1660, it was granted a royal charter by Charles II of England|King Charles II as "The Royal Society". The society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government, receiving a parliamentary grant-in-aid. The society acts as the UK's Academy of Sciences and funds research fellowships and scientific start-up companies. The society is governed by its...
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